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Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach, victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday and civil rights marchers were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were the times that tested the courage of our convictions and the strength of our union. and despite all our divisions and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation, as one people. again, we are tested. and again we must answer history's call. one year ago i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act we might face a second depression. so we acted. immediately and aggressively. and, one year later, the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains. one in ten americans still cannot find work. many businesses have shuttered, home values
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
teming to look back on these moments and assumehat our prress was inevitable, that america was always dested to succeed but wh the union was turned back at bullun and the allies first landed aomaha beach, victory was very mh in doubt. whenhe market crashed on black tuesday and vil rights marchers were beaten on oody sunday, the future was anythg but certain. these were the timeshat tested the courage our convictions anthe strength of our union. and deite all our divisions and disagrments, our hesitatis and our fears, america prevaid because we ose to move forward as one nation. as one people. again we a tested. and again we must answ history's call one year ago i took officemid two wars, an ecomy rocked by a severe recsion, a financial system on the verge of colpse, and a government deeplin debt. perts from across the political spectrum warned th if we did not t, we might face second depression. so we acted. immediately and aggresvely. and one year later, the wot of the storm ha passed. buthe devastation remains. one in tenmericans still cannotind work. many businessehave shutt
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
almost half a century. outside of washington in america, the voters are angry and the president knows it. there is some fury over bailouts and big bankers and big bonuses and no jobs. tonight, at the end of his first year in office, he gets to sum up the job and look at the future. as you can see, the chamber is already filling as members of the cab a net and white house staff file in. the first lady, michelle obama, is greeting her guests in the first lady's box in the gallery. for our coverage, david gregory and andrea mitchell are in the studio. chuck todd across town in the nbc washington newsroom and kelly o'donnell, among others of our reporting staff, is in the well of the house and the chamber itself tonight. she'll be reporting from there. earlier today, the white house pretty much put on a full court press briefing small groups of journalists on their message thus far and their aims going into tonight. among the gatherings, lunch, several of us attended with the president. david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" was among the guests. david, how would you sum up what you he
Jan 28, 2010 1:00am EST
in america said that on day 12 of the clinton presidency. day 12. the pundits were asking is the presidency over? >> he nearly broke the ice. >> he went on to serve another 2,790 days. why? because he passed his program and it worked. if barack obama can pass his program and it works, he'll be fine. >> i see the president of the united states has now left the holding area and he's about to be introduced and walk into the chamber. the speaker -- the introduction is about to happen. barry sullivan, the majority services chief will say the famous words, "madam speaker" then "the president of the united states." this is one of those moems that you'll be hearing a lot about over the next few days and indeed over the next few years. >> madam speak er -- [ crowd noise ] [ gavel ] >> madam speaker -- >> the president of the united states. [ applause ] [ applause ] >> keep moving. keep moving. [ applause ] [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. [ gavel ] >> members of congress, i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
won't name the name but another network, one of the most famous pundits in america said that on day 12 of the clinton presidency, day 12. pundits were asking is his presidency over. >> he nearly broke through the ice a couple of times. >> he went on to serve another 2,190 days as president, left office the most popular president ever, y because he passed his program and worked. if barack obama can pass his program and it works, he'll be fine. >> hold on one second, campbell. i see the president of the united states has now left the holding area, and he's about to be introduced and walk into the chamber. the speaker, the introduction is about to happen. barry sullivan, the majority floor of services chief, will say the magic words, "madam speaker," and then wilson livingood, the house sergeant of arms will immediately follow with "the president of the united states." let's listen. this is one of those moments that you'll be hearing a lot of over the next few days and indeed over the next few years. >> madam speaker. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. [ cheers and a
Jan 27, 2010 8:00pm EST
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Jan 17, 2010 12:00pm EST
to elect an african-american, the 44th president of the united states of america. reverend wheeler mentioned the inauguration. last year's election. on the heels of that victory over a year ago there were some who suggested that somehow we entered into a post-racial america. all those problems would be solved. there are those who argue that because i had spoke of a need for unity in this country that our nation was somehow entering into a period of post-partisanship. that didn't work out so well. there was a hope shared by many that life would be better from the moment that i swore that oath. of course, as we meet here today one year later we know the promise of that moment has not yet been fully fulfilled. because of an era of greed and irresponsibility that sewed the seeds of its own demise because of persistent economic troubles unaddressed through the generations. because of a banking crisis that brought the financial system to the brink of catastrophe, we are being tested in our own lives and as a nation as few have been tested before. unemployment is at its highest level in m
Jan 4, 2010 1:00am EST
happen, then it's enough. it's interesting that they are trying to use the bully pull pit of america to force the other countries into forcing the airlines into having more enhanced screenings. the pilot authority, as you said, is going to be highly discretionary as to what goes on in the cabin. and of course, the obama administration must have known about all of these and they are trying to keep people calm. and then the response and what are you hearing, if anything, about the handling and the timing? >> look, these changes wouldn't have gone into ee fikt without the white house saying putting them in effect. this hases to do with security, no question about that they didn't react quick enough. at this point, i think we've seen the president come up, he's used very strong language. and mark and lynn, thank you very much. increasingly there is a concern for the united states and the west. >>> the u.s. government closed the embassy siting the possibility of terrorist violence. president obama is insistent for homeland security and counterterrorism. >> i spoke with the ambassador and
Jan 31, 2010 12:00pm EST
quote be detained at guantanamo. i think, john, any community in america is going to object in the same way that new york finally did to these people being put on trial in the united states and civilian courts. >> if you ask the white house about this at high levels they say it's not just the president or attorney general holder. attorney general petraeus says he believes a federal trial at the public courthouse is the way to do it so it's not an al qaeda recruiting tool. the defense department believes a trial in the federal court system is preferably to a closed trial in the military commission and that the cia operatives leading the fight against these guys in yemen, in somalia and in afghanistan and else where also believe that if you did it in a closed setting in a military commission, it would be a powerful recruiting trool. if general petraeus and others say do it in court, why do you say that's a bad idea? >> i simply disagree and so do the american people. look, guantanamo was not there before they started attacking us in the '90s before they attacked us on 9/11. osama bin lade
Jan 10, 2010 12:00pm EST
requires a long answer and i'll try to make it short. i think america is safer since 9/11, but we're certainly not safe. we have a long way to go, but i think we've made significant progress. i think that we've shown that al qaeda can land most anywhere. where there's fertile ground, they're going to breed. now, the latest, of course, is yemen, where there certainly is a significant challenge. al qaeda continues to inhibit areas along the afghan/pakistan border which, again, argues for success in afghanistan. but, i think that we have to continue our emphasis and our focus on the fact that this challenge is not going away any time soon. >> senator lieberman, to that point, you're the chairman of the homeland security committee, as calla adapts its tactics, have the united states kept up? are we ahead of them, if you will, not only improving airport security but looking overseas and our intelligence gathering, are we still ahead of the game? >> we're ahead of the game, but this is a war and there are times when i think because it is such an unconventional war that people in our countr
Jan 3, 2010 11:00pm EST
off in america or in london, what's wrong with that?" >> reporter: indeed, a poll in "the times" of london showed a shocking 13% of british muslims believe the london subway bombers were martyrs, and many british muslims see the iraq war as a war against islam, against them. we're talking about england here. we're talking about young muslims who have grown up in this country. i think people would be really stunned to hear you say that it is essentially foreign policy which is causing youngsters to blow themselves up on the subway system and youngsters to think that that's cool. >> foreign policy has a lot to do with it, and -- but it's the minority radical groups that use that to get to our young people. >> reporter: and some of those young muslims are easy prey because they believe the british government crackdown is scapegoating them, as when minister john reid came to talk to walthamstowe parents. >> there are fanatics who are looking to groom and brainwash children, including your children, so all i say is look for those telltale signs now. >> reporter: one of those fanatics was
Jan 31, 2010 11:00am EST
. they also ought to be detained at guantanamo. i think, jon, any community in america is going to object in the same way that new york finally did to these people being put on trial in the united states in civilian court. >> the come from behind winner in the race for ted kennedy's senate seat, scott brown guarantees when he gets to wash, there will be less back-room deal making. >> what it means is that now there will be full and fair debate and there will be no more behind-closed-doors meetings. i'm a fiscal conservative. when it comes to issues affecting pocketbooks and wallets, i'll be with republicans when they're pushing those initiatives. >>> a new face in the state of the union anchor chair. >> we're not here for our own internal inside-the-beltway conversation. it's supposed to be relevant. you're right. it's not just an honor. it's a heavy responsibility. people have minimal amounts of time. you and i know that. and so to get them to devote an hour, we hope we can by saying here is why we care, here is where this is headed, here is how it relates to your life. >> congrat
Jan 24, 2010 9:00am EST
the united states senate and house of representatives. i don't think that's in america's interest and i hope our colleagues on the republican side will join us to curtail the essence of the decision. >> all the corporations can do that now. but what the senator fails to mention is in the last elections, the unions put up $70 million in monies they had to disclose, and the rest of it was monies they used to basically get out the vote for democrats. also, as vice chairman of the national republican senatal committee, i have to say, we raised about $90 million for a republican candidate for senate. the democrats raised $150 million and they got it mainly from businesses. if anybody thinks businesses are republican, especially big businesses they need to think twice. most of them are democrat, and they will give all kinds of money. it comes down to free speech. do these people have a right to participate in the political process? i think the unions should and the corporations should, and there are ways we can curtail offensive action if they want to. >> there will not be a law passed this
Jan 3, 2010 12:00pm EST
the defense of america to a yemeni dictator. >> before we leave this morning i have to ask you finally about the cia deaths this week. you, of course, spent 20 years at the cia and you know what a great loss this is for the agency. how does this affect both morale and strategy? as the agency expands its role. >> i think it hurts morale to a certain extent, naturally, because of the deaths, but it hurts morale even more because one of the officers who got killed had arranged an operation in 1998 that would have killed or captured osama bin laden and mr. brennan was instrumental in preventing that operation from occurring. instead he said the americans should trust the saudis to take care of bin laden. so it's a painful -- it's a painful death, but more importantly it's a death that didn't need to occur had mr. clinton -- mr. brennan, george tenet and mr. berger have the courage to defend americans. >> i wish those gentlemen were here to de fend themselves. >> i would be delighted any e time to talk to them in public on any forum, ma'am. >> hopefully we can arrange that. i'm sure
Jan 11, 2010 1:00am EST
context of slavery. clearly, he is out of touch not only with where america -- >> immediately went out and apologized for comments that were insensitive. they were comments made in the context of him praising senator obama and supporting his candidacy for president, but still, they kind of reflect the thanksgiving a day gone by. the senator was wise to immediately apologize. and the president talked very specifically about how he knows who senator reid is, and he he accepts the apology. >> so mark, there you have tim kaine trying to close the book. and michael steele trying to keep that book wide open. >> yeah, randi. and let's not be surprised the fact that michael steele is asking senator reid to step down. he is the chairman of the republican national committee. that is his job. now, i will tell you, i have just learned in the last minute or two from a top democratic source on capitol hill that the congressional black caucus is expected to put out a statement supportive of reid. now, this follows many other statements that we have seen over the past 24 hours. of course, presiden
Jan 27, 2010 11:00pm EST
investing in america. this frees those of spending is something congress will have to look at but we understand he has a commitment to making sure we tighten our belts just like the american people have but we should also look at the $30 billion to community banks, many of those banks in their neighborhoods will have the opportunity to land to small businesses. if we have heard anything from the american people, any great disappointment is how did the big banks get a bill that in we can't get any lending to our small community corporations and small businesses. dealing with military spending. we have to make sure the homeland secure and soldiers are taken care of and those military families are taken care of but i do believe congress will look at the whole spending scheme, if you will, to ensure we are doing right for the american people working in partnership with the president of the united states. >> congresswoman sheila jackson lee. democrat of texas and coming up next is a democrat of california also who dressed in red i that a member of the foreign affairs committee. and congre
Jan 10, 2010 9:00am EST
. listen to this. >> president obama is leading an extreme left-wing crew side to bankrupt america. i stand in his way every day. >> you stood by your republican friend during the 2008 financial campaign. do you believe he is leading the way to bankrupt america? >> john mccain and i disagree sometimes, and that's one of the cases. i think the president understands the importance of bringing our government back into balance. he came in in a most difficult economic time, inherenting a national debt that doubled in the preceding eight years. i think you are going to hear from the president in the state of a union maybe earlier about tough medicine for our economy. we need it and i hope there will be bipartisan support in congress for doing that. as our economy begins to grow again, we are not going to get to real growth until we can assure the rest of the world that we can pay our bills, and right now we are just adding to our debt. >> senator mccain, many consider you the leader of the republican party. and there is a man that caused quite a stir this week. he has been criticized you
Jan 17, 2010 11:00pm EST
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Jan 18, 2010 1:00am EST
earnings reports from bank of america, citigroup, and morgan stanley among others. analysts expect the largest banks to report profits. one of the factors prompting president obama's call for a new tax on financial firms to recoup bailout money. the tax is part of the president's proposed 2011 budget, due out next month. >>> banks may be profitable again, but the housing sector still looks grim. on thursday we find out the status of new home construction. home builder kb homes saw a 27% drop in sales in the fourth quarter last year. and we learned a record-breaking 2.8 million households were threatened with foreclosure in 2009, with even more expected this year. >>> and finally this week, citrus crops in florida have been hurt by unseasonably cold weather, and that might drive up the price of a glass of o.j. in the coming weeks. that's this week's "getting down to business." stephanie elam, cnn, new york. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 somewhere along the line, tdd# 1-800-345-2550 investors got lost in the shuffle. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 investment firms forgot whose money it is. tdd# 1-800-345-255
Jan 17, 2010 11:00am EST
medicine and making it better, it's what america does. >> have you talked to george w. bush much in the past year? it's the first time i've seen him. you're in the map room, a his tore torque room in the white house. he said i don't miss the lime light. off camera he was his great joking self. the two of them, the experience as governors makes them difference. >> that's a good point. if you've been a governor, you have a different perspective on how to act. they're working hard on the library. laura bush is working on her projects. 42 and 43 are doing other activities together. what they said is true, they have a lovely home there. there is life beyond back there, the back room. >> will this slowly bring him back into the public spotlight or will he pick and choose his moments? >> i can't speak for him on that. i don't see any headline rush to want to get back into this -- particular these politics. >> president clinton, understand that clinton global initiative and all that, they're having a lot of things to deliver something like one-third of all the pediatric aids medication in t
Jan 24, 2010 12:00pm EST
enough? >> it's not a government leader in america that i think wouldn't want more money to do more things right now. >> you work hard for a number of years, retire, enjoy your show and relax and, unfortunately, no more. >> some of what we have seen over the last year is simply a reflection if you visit 50 states. >> no way i could vote democrat. >> he's hiring on people who can't even pay their own taxes. >> i've been real disappointed in republicans so far. >> not just the government, it's also just the people in general. we all have to be willing to do a little changing. as you're learning about how diverse the country is politically, you're also seeing how diverse and breathtaking it is geographically. western idaho is, in a word, spectacular. hawaii is in the early stages of a dramatic energy evolution. clay, west virginia, is tuck under to the remote rolling hills of coal country. more often than not, what a place looks like tells you a lot about what it is. and what it does. the joy, for me, is in having the privilege and the gift of meeting people. this is kimberly. what's t
Jan 10, 2010 11:00am EST
recruiting tool is saying to terrorists around the world you attack america and the americans catch you, the worst that you can imagine is that they're going to give you a lawyer, they're going to give you a trial in civilian court where you can preach jihad. they're going to tell you you don't have to talk, and you might get a judge who throws out the government's evidence as we saw just this week. >> with all due respect, president bush used those same -- >> president bush -- >> same federal courts to try moussaoui, the shoebomber, and several other terror suspects. >> and what we have seen -- >> what's wrong with our federal courts? 200 people have gone through ourt federal courts. only three are military courts. >> federal courts are not an effective tool for fighting terror. if you look at what's happened for example in 1993. >> is that a change of position from the bush administration that tried over 200 people in our federal courts. >> they had to adjust the military commissions because the supreme court told them they needed to make adjustments which they did. now, if you look a
Jan 24, 2010 11:00am EST
break, i want your thoughts on this. this past week air america which was the left leaning talk radio network went off the air and filed for bankruptcy and said it couldn't keep in operations. i want your sense when you travel we have talked on this program about rush or bill or what conservatives are saying on the radio, is this a problem for the left in that the right just dominates. i was in a cab in new york city and the cab driver said he was a democrat and spends 14 hours a day in the car and only people he can listen to are people he disagrees with. does the left have a problem here? >> john, the truth is that this is another loss for americans who like to hear both sides and air america really provided some important coverage over the last couple of years and gave us a lot of great spokespeople and some of them are now on tv and one is in the united states senate. so it's a loss but i do believe that liberals and progressives will find other channels and other ways to get their information and of course the internet, that great tool that my ex-boss inspired the creation
Jan 3, 2010 9:00am EST
other nominees and i think it's important that america know what's at stake. so he can be brought up for a vote at any time. i'm not holding him up. >> let me ask you speaking of votes, the 2010 dhs appropriations measure which set aside $1 billion for explosive detection systems is something you voted against. you can tell us quickly why? >> well, unfortunately, it was another bill filled with wasteful earmarks and a lot of politics. the primary recommendation of the 9/11 commission and you just had its chairman on before, was to make sure that all of these intelligence agencies were speaking to each other. so this bill did not even address the primary recommendation of the 9/11 concerns. >> so you support the billion dollars for the detection devices? >> yes, i do, but i'm not going to be blackmailed in to voting for bills with thousands of earmarks and wasteful spending and bills that don't address the security concerns. so this bill actually allowed convicted felons to work in secure areas of our ports. this was something advocated by the unions. and so we've got to look at th
Jan 3, 2010 11:00am EST
a threat his son made about america. that information should have been knitted up together with the prior electronic intercept that talks about a nigerian being involved in a christmas airplane attack. >> this goes to the question of bureaucratic bloat. one of the issues i keep hearing when i talk to intelligence officials is they feel there were more entities added on after the 9/11 commission made recommendations and none taken away. there are more people working in the community. there are more bits of intelligence coming in. maybe it needs streamlining. my question to you, fran, because you worked in this community, did the 9/11 commission recommendations fail? >> i will tell you i actually think the execution of those agencies failed in this instance. i supported the recommendations and was actually responsible for their implementation. could the office of the dni, the executive office be smaller? probably. i have to tell you more people devoted to putting the dots together and collecting additional dots is a good thing for this country. we have to look at -- i wouldn't throw t
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